Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage
Cloud (online)No
Duration1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code035510M
Deakin course codeA685

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage aims to produce graduates who are able to demonstrate, in their professional life, high level skills across a broad range of heritage practice.  These courses are designed to develop an extensive, cross-disciplinary knowledge of heritage principles and practice and an awareness of community sensitivities.  

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Cultural Heritage (A585)

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the Graduate Diploma of Cultural Heritage, a student must successfully complete 8 credit points of study comprising:

  • 3 credit points of compulsory core units; and
  • 5 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below
Note: students can gain relevant practical or international experience through AIM717. 1 credit point of the electives may be selected from other Deakin postgraduate units with the approval of the course director.

Course structure

Core units

Trimester 1

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM723Heritage Interpretation

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

Elective units

Trimester 1

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM704Heritage, Development and Tourism in the Asia-Pacific Region

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIM709Intangible Heritage

AIM714Cultural Landscapes

AIM715Virtual Heritage

Trimester 2

AIM705Conservation Management Planning

AIM708World Heritage and International Heritage Practice


Trimester 1, trimester 2 and trimester 3

AIM712Cultural Heritage Research

AIM713Cultural Heritage Research Project

AIM717Heritage in the Field

Trimester 3

AIM718Cultural Heritage and Museums Studies Field School

AIM725Heritage and Museum Strategy and Marketing

AIM726Heritage and Museum Operational Issues


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